Legislators solidify support to Cordillera autonomy

Baguio City – The 34th Sipat Anniversary celebration organized by the Regional Development Council  (RDC-CAR) through NEDA-CAR last September 13, 2020, was once again a venue for legislators to express their support for the passing of House Bill 5687: An Act Establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. This year’s celebration included the participation of… Read more »

National officials commend Cordillera for 34 years of Commitment to Peace

National and local peace-keepers expressed their support to the region’s pursuit for peace and development through regional autonomy during the commemoration of the 34th Sipat anniversary last September 13 organized by the Cordillera Regional Development Council through its secretariat, NEDA-CAR. Some of the country’s top peace and security officials in the persons of National Security… Read more »

Cordi gains new autonomy allies

BAGUIO CITY – Cordillera gained three new autonomy allies in the person of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., HOR Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and Committee on Local Government Chair Noel Villanueva as the region celebrated its 34th Sipat Anniversary last September 13 hosted by the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR). The three delivered their… Read more »

Cordillera gains new autonomy champ in Congress

BAGUIO CITY – House Majority Leader Ferdinand G. Romualdez affirmed his commitment and support to the Cordillera’s quest for self-determination during the 34th Sipat Anniversary Commemoration on September 13, 2020, organized by the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) through the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) as its secretariat. The First District Representative of Leyte… Read more »

Cordillerans commemorate 34 years of peace

National and local leaders, elders, autonomy advocates, and representatives from various sectors gathered last September 13, 2020, in Baguio City to recollect and discuss the deep meaning of the 34th Mt. Data Peace Accord of 1986. In the program, Regional Development Council Vice Chairman and NEDA-CAR Director Milagros Rimando welcomed the participants, while Agriculture Secretary… Read more »

Sipat @ 34 : Cordillera recall peace and development efforts

BAGUIO CITY—Cordillerans commemorated 34 years of working towards peace and development with the anniversary of the Mt Data Sipat agreement of 1986. Organized by the Cordillera Regional Development Council through NEDA-CAR, national and local officials recalled the peace agreement that led to the creation of the Cordillera Administrative Region and the Constitutional provision for Cordillera… Read more »

Sipat Reminds of the Government’s Debt to the CAR

BAGUIO CITY – Nostalgia permeates the RDC-led 34th Sipat Anniversary Celebration on September 13, 2020. Sadanga Mayor Gabino Ganggangan and Mr. Leonardo Bun-as, surviving witnesses of the Mount Data Sipat, recollect how our Cordillera tribal leaders strongly asserted our rights to land, self-determination, and self-governance during the Marcos administration. They beam with pride as they… Read more »

RDC Cordillera creates Balik Probinsya Committee

BAGUIO CITY – To address the national government’s Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program, the Cordillera Regional Development Council passed a resolution creating the Regional Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pagasa (BP2) Support Committee with Department of Agriculture Secretary and Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for the Cordillera William Dar as chairperson. The BP2… Read more »

RDC Committee to hold Indigenous Awareness Seminars Online

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council Committee on Indigenous People’s Concerns approved the conduct of a series of webinars on Indigenous peoples’ rights, culture, arts, and autonomy during the Indigenous Peoples’ month this October. The webinar series shall serve as a platform for issues-based discussion confronting IPs in the region. This is to… Read more »